This post is one of my first post after some time away. Life got in the way, and after life got out the way summer break for the kiddos happened. Between trips to the playground and making, what feels like, a million snacks a day, it’s been a bit difficult to sit and write. But I’m back, and I missed it sooooo much! I truly enjoy writing about God, goals, and self-development. Most, if not all the things I write on Love, Jenell are things I’ve personally overcome or currently battling. So, this space is very special to me.
I cannot believe that the year is about to be over! Where did 2016 go?
As it begins to get a bit colder in Philly, my motivation has dwindled. Sitting on the couch and watching Queen Sugar often wins over doing any type of work. Sad, right? But recently I’ve been getting back in the groove and trying not to wait until 2017 to be motivated again.
Taking time before you face the world and the demands life has on you to focus on peace and good things can set the tone for your day. So, let peace in before you let the world in. Before you grab your phone to check social media or emails, take some time to yourself to focus on things that bring you joy and encourage growth.
Sometimes we can be in situations that look crazy and feel uncomfortable, but we may be exactly where God wants us to be. We could be living an answered prayer at the same time that we are going through a difficult situation. You prayed to start a new business. You prayed for a new job. You prayed to relocate. You prayed to go back to school. You prayed for a healthy relationship. So what you don’t know anyone in your new city; you’ll make friends. So what you are tired from studying; you’ll be done with school before you know it. So what your funds are low because you are starting a business; things will turn around. Don’t let your right now make you romanticize your past, the very things you prayed God to deliver you from. I would rather put my trust in God and look towards the future then turn around and quit.
June was always filled with doom and gloom for me. Some years I would question why I would be in such a foul mood, but then I would look and see that it was June and it all made sense. See not only had my father passed away, but he passed the day before Father’s Day. So Father’s Day became this constant reminder of loss and hurt. It’s been 12 years since I lost my father, while I am in a much better place now, it has not always been that way.
Hey y’all! These last couple of days I’ve watched and listened to a few things that really got me pumped up and blessed my life. So, I decided to do a round up post and share them. Enjoy!
At the end of 2015, I wrote down my resolutions for 2016. One of those goals was to spend more time connecting with God’s word. One way I planned to accomplish this was by creating a daily devotional routine. I knew that it was important to take time to be in God’s presence, but I wasn’t sure how or where to start. Should I just start reading the Bible? Do I buy a devotional bible? Should I find a book of devotionals? I wasn’t sure, but I was committed to spend 2016 figuring it out.